Who's Who in Advancement

Meet the Office

Left to Right: Dan Stevenson, Director of Alumni Relations; Kathy Belk, Annual Fund Director; Betsy Ellis, Director of Advancement; Paige Wheeler, Associate Director of Advancement; Savannah Parrish, Advancement Office Manager

Please feel free to contact the Advancement Office for information about upcoming events. You can also contact us to update your information, or you can use the form below.

We also welcome all materials to the archives or letters to the Christ School magazine... and of course gifts to the Annual Loyalty Fund are essential to the school's wellbeing.

Our office is located in the renovated '30 House and we are available from 8-4:30, Monday through Friday, or by appointment.

Advancement Office Staff

B.S., Business Administration University of North Carolina-Charlotte

B.S., Accounting University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Kathy Belk has fulfilled a number of roles throughout a decade and a half in Christ School’s Advancement Office: Office Manager, Annual Fund Coordinator, Constituent Relations and Special Events Coordinator, and Advancement Services Coordinator. She now serves as Annual Fund Director.

Ms. Belk received her B.S. in Accounting as well as a B.S. in Business Administration in Management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1997.

She devotes her time outside of Christ School to being Co-Leader for the Girls Scouts Troop 30437 out of Hendersonville. She also enjoys camping, working in her yard and spending time with her dogs. Ms. Belk has one daughter, Jennifer.

B.A., English UNC Greensboro

Director of Advancement Betsy Ellis is no stranger to Christ School. She previously worked in our Advancement office from 2002 to 2004 to assist with fundraising for the renovation to St. Joseph’s Chapel. In 2004, Ellis became Director of Advancement at Evergreen Charter School in Asheville. After the birth of her son Ben, Ellis joined Pisgah Legal Services, where she worked for 11 years. Her job grew to Director of Philanthropy, managing a talented team, 1,600 donors and increasing the Annual Campaign from $200,000 to over $1.4 million a year. Ellis was ready for a new challenge, and the opportunity to return to Christ School came at the right time.

Ellis, her husband James, an attorney in Black Mountain, N.C., and their three sons moved into Van Every House over the summer. When she's not working, Ellis loves to travel, cook, and entertain. She also enjoys spending time at their family place on Lake Champlain in Vermont.

Dan Stevenson ’72 is doing what he loves for a place he holds dear as Director of Alumni Relations/Major Gift Officer. Mr. Stevenson returned to Christ School, his own alma mater, in 2011 after a 35-year career in business.

Mr. Stevenson likes reconnecting with former classmates and friends, and facilitating those relationships for others. He is especially happy to see the school’s growth and current momentum, adding “Christ School is thriving like never before and you will be proud of what you see when you come to campus for a visit.”

Mr. Stevenson graduated from the University of North Carolina with a B.A. in History in 1978. He stays fit by running. Mr. Stevenson and his wife, Jill, have two sons, Dan III and Andrew ’15.

Update Your Information

We are always excited to hear news from our alumni!

Log in to the Alumni Portal and make changes to your profile or use the form below to submit new contact information and class notes to tell us your news.

If you need a username and/or password, contact Dan Stevenson '72, Director of Alumni at (828) 684-6232 ext. 184 or by email at

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